Foodservice & Retail
Joey's Only of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, yesterday announced it will launch on May 19 its first nationwide radio campaign featuring the tag line "We've set a place for you at Joey's".
The spots are aimed at men and women between the ages of 45 and 65 and center around the company-created character, Joey. In the ads Joey, who embodies the seafood chain's key values and combines a wry sense of humor with an old-fashioned down-to-earth approach of… Read More
The Louisiana House Commerce Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a seafood disclosure bill, marking the first time in almost a decade such a bill will make it to the full House for debate. House bill 266, introduced by Rep. Fred Mills, prohibits restaurants from claiming that imported shrimp or crawfish comes from Louisiana.
Originally the bill required signs or menus to inform customers when a crawfish dish is made using foreign product… Read More
Mark's Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., unexpectedly closed its doors on Thursday. No explanation for the closure has been given.
The upscale seafood restaurant, headed by award-winning chef Mark Militello, posted a closure notice on its doors thanking customers for their patronage.
Militello's other Florida restaurants, Mark's City Place in West Palm Beach and Mark's South Beach, shut down more than three weeks ago. Only the Mizner Park… Read More
After nearly 50 years on the menu, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas finally raised the price on its popular 99-cent shrimp cocktail special.
The appetizer's price is now $1.99, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Sunday.
"It's certainly not a gasoline-type gouging we're going for here," said Scott DeAngelo, hotel VP of gaming and marketing. "It remains a good value and it remains damn good."
Food and Beverage Director… Read More
Slade Gorton & Co. announced today that it is closing its frozen-seafood warehouse at its Boston headquarters and outsourcing its cold-storage operations to Preferred Freezer Services next September.
Processing, handling and distribution of fresh and value-added seafood products will continue at Slade Gortonâ??s two Boston facilities as well as its Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., plant.
"Our warehouse no longer has the capacity to adequately… Read More
A 60-year chronological survey focusing on factors affecting wild salmon in British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago was released yesterday.
"Broughton Archipelago: A State of Knowledge," was commissioned by the B.C. Pacific Salmon Forum to gather data and explain the complexities of the region and the multitude of factors impacting wild salmon over the past five decades.
Carried out by Dr. Isobel Pearsall, the study gathered data from… Read More
Thai shrimp exporters stated in an interview last week that their businesses are hurting because of illegal exports to the U.S. market. They suspect some exporters are rerouting shrimp shipments to another country before they reach the United States to avoid tariffs, a unlawful practice called transshipping.
The tariffs, which were slapped on shrimp from six Latin American and Asian countries in early 2005, stem from an antidumping petition… Read More
A blog posted Friday on the Greenpeace Web site has raised the ire of executives at the National Fisheries Institute. The blog detailed how Greenpeace attempted to stop U.S. purse seiner Cape Finisterre from fishing in the Western Pacific as part of campaign to protest the state of tuna stocks and the impact of illegal and commercial fishing fleets in the region.
The group painted the side of the Finisterre, a tuna boat, with "tuna overkill"… Read More
Two fish and wildlife habitat restoration bills yesterday passed through the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. The bills are partly in response to the collapse of the Central Valley chinook population, which the committee says is the result of increased water exports out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and declining water quality caused by agricultural pollution.
The Fish and Rescue Plans Bill, filed by assemblywoman… Read More
Patrick Bertoletti slurped 35 dozen oysters in 8 minutes to garner The Acme World Oyster Eating championship during New Orleans' French Quarter Festival on Saturday. Chicagoan Bertoletti, a.k.a. "Deep Dish," is ranked second in the world, according to Major League Eating records.
Bertoletti has posted numerous eating records, including eating 21 pounds of grits in 10 minutes. He also holds the endurance oyster eating record, having downed… Read More